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Thursday, July 12, 2012

GC2012- Thursday Night Wrap-up

It is accomplished! The 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church has met, has reviewed and acted on over 400 pieces of legislation, and we are packing to go home. Thanks be to God!

The overarching feeling of many deputations is one of pride and amazement at the amount of hard work and controversial topics they tackled, while remaining respectful and faithful. Of course, as with every Convention, there are those who are going home feeling disappointed in the outcome of one or more resolutions. For those who leave feeling defeated or disillusioned we offer our prayers and love.

At the end of the day, after all resolutions had been passed, concurred, referred, or withdrawn, the House celebrated the many years of dedicated service of House President, Bonnie Anderson, as she retires to spend time with her family. A video of highlights of her travels and experiences was shown on the jumbo screens as her family shared the moment with her at the podium. She was honored with a standing ovation and cheers from the crowd. Canon Anderson has passed the gavel to the newly elected President Gay Jennings of Ohio, who will assume her duties January 1, 2013.

Deputies applaud Bonnie Anderson.

Bonnie is seen on the screen applauding the Deputies.

Indianapolis has a stunning downtown area filled with museums and historic buildings, as well as a wonderful zoo. Photos will continue to be added to our Picasa web album and Facebook page as the deputies gain time to sort through their photo impressions.

It has been a tremendous honor for the entire deputation to serve the Diocese as deputies, and all will leave for home anticipating the arrival of the 78th General Convention in 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah... but not quite yet! Good night from Indianapolis! Texas, HERE WE COME!

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